Wollerton Old Hall Garden
Wollerton Old Hall is a perfect example of a quintessential English garden. Created over 30 years ago by owners John & Lesley Jenkins around their Tudor house (not open), this outstanding garden combines a strong structure with clever planting combinations using perennials. The garden is filled with interesting topiary, dotted with viewpoints and divided into a series of linked garden rooms.
Early spring colour includes hellebores, erythroniums and trilliums followed by tulips and siberica iris’. English shrub roses mix with delphiniums and stately hollyhocks to provide seamless colour. From August onwards the hot garden ignites with reds, oranges and golden yellows and features many tender summer plants.
There are significant collections of rare perennials, clematis, dahlias, paniculata phlox and salvias. The tearoom provides excellent lunches and teas, with all the food being freshly prepared on the premises. The garden appeared on BBC Gardeners World in July 2015.
The Upper Rill, photographed by Clive Nichols
Opening Times: Public Days- Fridays, Sundays and Bank Holidays from Good Friday until the end of August 12 noon -5.00pm, additionally Thursdays in June, July and August but reducing to Fridays only in September 12noon-5.00pm.
Admission Rates: Adults/Senior Citizens: £7.00, Children 4-15 years: £1, Annual Ticket (12 months) £22
Group Rates: Garden groups welcome by appointment Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sundays. Minimum 20, Group rate £6.00 per person. Joint ticket available to groups for a visit to both Wollerton Old Hall Garden and Hodnet Hall Gardens, £12 per person. The two gardens are half a mile apart. RHS & HHA membership, promotional entry vouchers and annual tickets are not valid for group visits.
Facilities: Plant Sales, Lunches, Teas, large car park for cars.
Disabled Access: There is wheelchair access for a large part of the Garden. However some paths are grass and gravel and tumbling plant growth can make paths narrower in the latter part of the season
Tours/Events: Topic-specific garden tours with Head Gardener on selected Fridays.
Lectures by garden personalities. Please see website for details.
Coach Parking: Coaches welcome by appointment. Coach parking available on the lane outside the garden.
Length of Visit: 2 – 4 hours, depending upon level of plant and design interest.
Booking Contact: Lucie Jenkins. Wollerton Old Hall Garden, Wollerton, Market Drayton, TF9 3NA.
Telephone: 01630 685760
Location: The garden is brown-signed off the A53 between the A41 junction and Hodnet.